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Getting paid to podcast, trump's possible effects on tech - Coté Memo #20
The long break is coming up - Thanksgiving and then Christmas, the holidays as it were. For sales people, Q4 of course is anything but a break, so hug your sales person.
Getting paid, podcast edition
I got a few offers sponsoring the Software Definded Talk podcast. It looks like we could get about $75 an episode (split three ways after costs). We're at just north of 2,000 downloads per episode (over a few weeks). $75 seems like a whole lot more than $0, and it'd be nice to pay for the $420 in hosting fees (while Fireside is awesome, it ain't cheap!). If we recorded every week- which we don't! - that'd be $3,900 a year.
It'd be great to find a simple, block sponsorship for something like 6 months at a time. I like the "brought to you buy" style they have on the Exponent podcast (by mailchimp). The $75 offer is nice because it's some folks who will "do all the work for us," but take 50% as a result (they charge $150/episode, giving us that $75 off it) - which, really, is fine given the setup and conditions they're proposing. But, if you're up for paying us directly, I got a freshbooks account. Last call if you're interested in that. Email me!
Software Defined Talk Episode 78: Trump's possible effect on tech, plus, containers — www.softwaredefinedtalk.com We discuss possible effects that the Trump presidency will have on the tech world. The ideas are more or less known, but the details and whether they'd be enacted are sketchy and unreliable. Before that, of course, we talk about containers.
Lots of charts that show a large percentage of workers leave after a year. Also, as better jobs come about, if wages don’t rise in gig jobs, churn will be even higher.
“[Gartner analyst Arup Roy] said Indian [IT services] companies, for example, should not expect double-digit sales revenue growth in 2017, adding that ‘a sub 10% growth for 2017 is certain.'”
I gave my usual talk earlier this week. Check out the recording if you want to see the most recent version.